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Monday, January 11, 2016

The Crocheted Cat

If you’re an avid crocheter, you must’ve heard of that cute crocheted cat called Amineko. Amineko was created by Nekoyama. Amineko is a Japanese word for “crocheted cat.” There is a book by Nekoyama about Amineko and her friends and how to make them: Amineko Life あみねこのいる生活 published in 2005 and Hello My Name is Amineko published in 2010.

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Nekoyama has published the pattern of Amineko on the website webMITE. A direct link to the Amineko pattern is found at this page.

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I made a few Amineko to give away. Here are some photos and some notes that might help you when you make your own Amineko.

  1. To remember which round I am working on, I use a piece of yarn as stitch-marker.
  2. I made a chart (see photo below) indicating how many stitches there are in each round, as well as the number of single crochet stitches before the two-single crochet in same stitch is made. This helps me to remember the stitches and avoid making too many mistakes.
  3. I used small shells to add weight to Amineko’s feet but I didn’t stuff the arms and legs because this is a very small Amineko. I only stuffed the head, torso and mouth, and put small stones as weight at the base of the torso.
  4. Before attaching the head to the torso, I completed the face of Amineko so all the yarn ends can go in and out through the hole under the head.

I hope these notes are helpful for you when you make your own Amineko. Have fun!

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